Originally Posted by UmptySquat
How difficult is the fantastic fan upgrade? I'm thinking of pulling h trigger on that one before our Memorial Day trip. I'll probably add the cover too.
Maybe take a look at the stove exhaust hood mod too...
2013 Toyota Tundra 5.7L
2015 Apex 288BHS
The actual "Fantastic Fan" brand upgrade requires pulling out the entire housing, including pulling up the roof caulking. That was too much of a risk for us (it would probably void warranty, in our opinion).
The Heng's Vortex fan replacement requires just pulling the fan and motor and replacing it with the new system. It can all be completed from inside, but it's much easier if one person can work from the roof (once you have it wired up) to hold the fan and tuck wires in.
I found a thread on here where someone gave their step-by-step on the install. Between that and the instructions, it wasn't too bad. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being easy)... Technical difficulty of disassembling the current fan and reconnecting the Vortex, I would put at 1. It's just combining a few wires with two wire nuts... I used weatherproof wire nuts from Home Depot. Now... As for lining up the holes, getting the wires tucked in, holding it and getting the screws put back in, I'd put that part of it a difficulty of 8, if you're alone. Reinstall with a partner... difficulty would have been a 2 or 3. About an hour project.
Installation of the Fantastic Vent cover is pretty easy too. We put one on our last camper and it went no problem. About an hour project.
2015 Coachmen Apex 288BHS
2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7L CrewMax
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